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Veteran: retired master sergeant completes degree after 23 years of Army service

Throughout more than 23 years serving his country in the U.S. Army, Master Sgt. Eddie Farrior never lost sight of his plan to finish college. On May 7, his mission will be accomplished as he claims his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies.

From Career Change to Championship

Jonathan Hampton ("Hamp" to his friends) took a big risk as he neared the end of his time as an undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina. It paid off with a master's degree, a chance to play an important role with a national championship team and a bright future ahead.

Congratulations, HRSM class of 2022 May graduates!

Please join us in celebrating the May class of 2022 candidates for graduation from the University of South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

First Gamecock iHub employee graduates with retailing degree

Sarah Fowler came to the University of South Carolina and its Department of Retailing with an eye on a career in the world of fashion. As she prepares to graduate, that remains the plan, but technology has become a bigger part of her education and her future than she ever expected.

UofSC recognizes 2022 faculty award winners

Andy Gillentine's hands-on approach to mentorship and his drive to implement innovative instructional strategies in the classroom has earned him the Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year award.

Defying the odds: Andee Poulos overcomes severe brain injury to graduate with honors

"It kind of feels like I'm not supposed to be here," Andee Poulos says when asked how it feels to be graduating from the University of South Carolina. Poulos has earned her bachelor's degree in sport and entertainment management, excelling in one of the best programs of its kind in the world, but on one level, she is right. She was not supposed to be here.

May 2022 faculty, staff and alumni notes

Here are just a few of the many accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and alumni of the past month.

Crick named 2022 Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students

Collin Crick has received the 2022 Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award for his contribution to serving first-year students through teaching, advising and mentoring.

Leader: Yiming Qi overcomes every challenge to excel

A 7,000-mile journey from home. A new language. A new culture. A pandemic that threw new challenges at her. Yiming "Krystal" Qi's road through college has been filled with hurdles. She has not only cleared them all, but also excelled in the classroom and as a campus leader.

Sustainable Tourism, Hotel Management and Career Growth

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management sat down for a career Q&A with hospitality management alumna Laurie Savidge, director of operations at Marriott's Grande Ocean on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.


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